Lifetime’s new show The Lottery is focused on the survival of the human race. But, will this show survive to see a second season or will it be cancelled instead?
The Lottery takes place in the year 2025 when our planet is in the midst of a fertility crisis. Women can no longer bear children and the human race faces extinction. After years of research researchers have been able to fertilize 100 eggs and a lottery is held to determine who can carry them to term. The cast of this thriller includes Marley Shelton, Martin Donovan, Yul Vasquez, Athena Karkanis, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, and Shelley Conn.
The series debuted on July 20th to 1.08 million viewers with a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. In week two, viewership dropped 33% but then regained some ground in week three. The most recent episode attracted just 620,000 viewers.
Because Lifetime has so few original scripted series, it’s difficult to know when they consider a series a failure. However, these numbers are quite low — about half of what Witches of East End has been pulling in. Drop Dead Diva was cancelled with much better numbers.
While Lifetime could choose to renew The Lottery for a second season, unless the ratings improve, it’s looking likely that it will be cancelled instead.
But, what do you think? Should The Lottery be cancelled or renewed for a second season?